Did you ever stop to think that every action you perform and every word you say becomes building material?  Every choice we make—good or bad—paves a road that leads either to someplace wonderful or someplace we’d rather not be. Take weight-loss, for example. Let’s say you’re trying to watch what you eat and slim down. You’ve had some success, but then you have company from out of town. They invite you out to eat. You know this will throw youRead More →

If you could wave your magic wand and “poof” something in or out of existence in your life, what would it be? No, I’m not talking about a husband, teenager, or mother-in-law! I’m talking about a behavior; a good habit or a bad one. The first thought that comes to mind is probably a pet peeve, like, “I wish my husband would be more (fill in the blank)” or “I wish my child wouldn’t _____.” Maybe if you’re an introspectiveRead More →

As I fixed my coffee this morning I glanced out the kitchen window and saw a beautiful red cardinal hopping along the wooden deck rail. It stopped, head bobbing in various directions, and appeared to stare at me through the window. I ran to get my cell phone to video record the delightful creature, but when I returned it was gone. It got me thinking about  how fleeting life’s precious moments are, whether they’re brief opportunities to hug your kidsRead More →